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The Land of Genghis Khan

By Haider Ali

Posted: 7th December 2012 11:18

Mongolia is a distinct nation because of its rich history and still fairly common nomadic lifestyle.  The travel season really begins during May and hits its peak season around July, with August being ideal for weather conditions. For those tourists with an interest in history you may want to see the capital Ulaanbaatar.  It is adorned with artefacts and museums dedicated to their most popular export Genghis Khan. 

For you testosterone-fuelled men wanting to watch some sport and get away from the wives, why not head on down to the town centre in Ulaanbaatar and witness the Naadam festival (pictured) on July 11-13.  An exciting horse race in the Mongolian equivalent of the Grand National is followed by men sporting wrestling attire and jostling for ring supremacy, you will be enthralled.  Perhaps women wanting to see some eye candy should tag along too!

Of course tourists can visit Erdenet and look at the copper mines and famous carpet factory.  The Altai Tavan Bogd National Park offers scenic beauty, as does the Uvs Nour Lake in the Uvs province, which is a World Heritage Site.